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Broadband Internet Subscribers to Total Over 15 Million in 2001

Worldwide Subscriptions Predicted to be Over 30 Million by 2004, According to a New Report by Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (July 23, 2001)
Worldwide broadband Internet subscribers will total over 15 million in 2001 and over 30 million by 2004, according to a new report by Multimedia Research Group, Inc., "IP Video & Streaming Media 2001: Worldwide Server, Services, Content & ROI Analysis with Market Forecast-2001-2004". Add to that another 50 million who have access to broadband at work in 2004, and there will be a new audience of about 80 million (worldwide) broadband users by 2004.

Revenues for IP (streaming) media servers and storage are at $3.2 billion worldwide, with a forecast of over $5 billion in 2004. This report shows that continued growth in streaming is driven mainly by demand for high-speed (broadband) Internet, by high expectations of broadband users, and by big advances in corporate use of streaming media.

While cable broadband Internet is likely to stay ahead of DSL in the US, DSL is likely to pass cable in global markets. In North America, massive last-mile upgrades for cable broadband have continued on schedule in 2001 - in contrast to last-mile infrastructure pullbacks by large US Telcos. "This pull-back can be very dangerous for the big Telcos," states MRG CEO, Gary Schultz, "because large (and well-run) cable companies like Comcast and AOL/Time Warner have the ability to stay ahead of DSL and steal some voice business as well". MMDS and Satellite broadband services (to the desktop), like cable, are well poised to provide new threats to Telco-dominated DSL.

In-depth analysis of streaming usage measured in the report includes breakdown by geographical region, industry sector, and application (for business and consumer users) - each with a revenue/unit allocation and growth projection. Also included are profiles of over 50 streaming suppliers in 5 value-added groups and profiles of 15 streaming users with ROI analyses. Industry profiles are given for IBM Global Services, Yahoo! Broadcast Services, AT&T Data & IP Services, Akamai, Cidera, QoS Networks, iBeam Broadcasting, Inktomi, Skystream Networks, Sun Microsystems, and more!

This 360-page report is available from MindBranch, Inc. for US $3,495.00. For further information, including a full table of contents and description information, please visit: or call (413) 664-6185. Or email today!

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